Rape in Nigeria: Separating Fact from Fiction

Rape in Nigeria: Separating Fact from Fiction

Ever wondered about the intricacies of law concerning forced intercourse or rape? It’s as serious as it sounds, but let’s go through it together, hand in hand.

You see, according to Section 357 of the Criminal Code Act, rape is about non-consensual carnal knowledge. It’s all about having the person’s valid permission.

What if this ‘yes’ was given under pressure or fear? Or perhaps trickery, threats or force? Well, a ‘yes’ given in circumstances like these translates into legal terms as rape.

Let’s tear down some misconceptions too, shall we? Just because someone followed you home, or accepted your hospitality, it doesn’t automatically mean consent was given. The important thing to remember is that consent is an ongoing process, and anyone can change their mind at any given time.

It might be tempting to take advantage, thinking you’ll outsmart the system, but know this – our justice system gets stronger every day in its fight against rape. Section 359 of the nigerian criminal code act states:Any person who attempts to commit the offence of rape is guilty of felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years with or without canning.

Knowing the law plays a pivotal role in undoing the threads of gender-based violence. By making sure the culprits face the music, we can inch closer towards eradicating such violent acts.


Let’s come together and use our collective voices to put an end to rape and gender-based violence. It’s as simple as spreading awareness, supporting survivors, and advocating for justice day in and day out.

Collectively, we hold the power to recraft a world free from the fear of sexual violence and reinforce the respect every individual deserves.

Together, we can create a world free from the fear of sexual violence. 
#SupportSurvivors #AdvocateJustice #RightsWise #RhealyzAfrica #EndRapeNow
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